Football Tactics for Beginners:The High Defensive Line

Introduction:The high defensive line is a high risk style of play that see’s a team push up in order to shut down the amount...
Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9.

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Based on the two completed signings of Werner and Ziyech, we predicted that Lampard might go with the 4-3-3 formation for next season but if they manage to sign Havertz, the 4-2-3-1 formation might be better suited for Chelsea. Havertz can either play on the right wing or as an attacking midfielder but with Ziyech already lined up on the right, attacking midfielder might be the best option for Havertz initially.

Chelsea’s expected formation with Werner, Ziyech & Havertz

chelsea formation with Havertz

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